Early Identification of Parental Burnout: Using IRT in Developing Screening Tools
W2, 17/10/22

Dr. Matilda Sorkkila, Dept. of Psychology, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Early Identification of Parental Burnout: Using IRT in Developing Screening Tools.

Parental burnout is a recently recognized worldwide phenomenon that results from overwhelming parenting stress. Since parental burnout can have serious consequences to families, and especially to children, early identification and prevention of the phenomenon is crucial. During this presentation, I will introduce a screening tool for parental burnout, that is Brief Parental Burnout scale (BPBs), that we developed for early identification of parental burnout in child healthcare settings. The focus will be both theoretical and methodological, as I will first introduce parental burnout as a phenomenon, and next describe how Item Response Theory Graded Response Model was used to select optimal five items from a gold standard scale to assess parental burnout, Parental Burnout Assessment (PBA), in a sample of 1725 Finnish parents. I will, furthermore, explain how the scale was validated in two separate samples. Finally, practical applicability of the scale in child healthcare centers will be critically discussed.

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Date: 17 October 2022, 12:45 (Monday, 2nd week, Michaelmas 2022)
Venue: Seminar room D, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxfordshire
Speaker: Dr. Matilda Sorkkila (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Organising department: Department of Education
Organiser contact email address: communications@education.ox.ac.uk
Host: Dr. Matilda Sorkkila (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Part of: Quantitative Methods Hub - Seminar Programme MT 2022
Booking required?: Required
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Carolyn Fray, Heather Sherkunov